I continue my report of our visit to The Old Russian monastery, Paleo Roussiko Monastiro, by showing pictures of the church, dedicated to the Mother of God “Potsajevskija” (of Potsjajev).
The north side is under, south above in this plan. The bell tower near E is not round but is a hexagon.
(A) The main church – south, as seen from the road that leads to Karyes.
Building of the church in traditional Russian style started 1880 and finished three years later.
The main church – south
The round stairs and entrance hidden by trees (E)
Entrance and bell tower: notice the icon of Panteleimon (?) above the door (E)
Two Corinthian columns and the round stairs (E)
The North facade of the church with the typical “Russian” round roof and high windows. Notice the stairs at the right and the wooden structure.
The wooden structure
Inside this structure you will find this steel door: the door must have given Fathers the opportunity to leave the church discretely. If you have a closer look inside the wooden building you understand why.
Inside the wooden structure: a toilet!